SPRINGFIELD – Senate President John J. Cullerton released the following statement regarding Governor Bruce Rauner’s plan to impose an indefinite freeze on property tax extensions that will impact Illinois’ schools:
“Education funding in Illinois is inappropriately reliant upon property taxes. For that reason, I have been clear from the beginning of negotiations with the Governor on his tax freeze plans. There can be no property tax freeze without companion reforms to fix Illinois’ broken school funding formula.
Any effort to restrict property taxes without first finding ways to shift the education funding burden is an attack on schools and a cap on opportunity for kids across the state.
For responsible property tax relief, we can work together to advance reforms that won’t saddle schoolchildren and middle class workers with the burden of paying the price."